Category Archives: Society 社会

2022: PRC Demographer Yuan Xin: Low Fertility Challenge Calls for Policy Response

See also related translations: 2022: PRC Fertility: Cash Short and Child Poor? 2021: PRC Analysts: Population Aging, Declining Fertility Make PRC Family/Fertility Policy Change Imperative 2021: Private Out, State Further “In” as Chinese Education Focuses on the Family 2021: Liang Jianzhang: Too Many … Continue reading

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Xi Jinping’s Chinese Melting Pot

National and sometimes national chauvinist thinking has been natural to many people in the West for the past several centuries. Allegiance to a nation is expected to supercede allegiance to one’s ethnic group and locality in service to a nation-state. … Continue reading

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PRC Governance: Proverb and Policy — Policies Above, Countermeasures Below

Articles from the Baidu online encyclopedia sometimes provide intriguing refractions of social reality and the difficulty the PRC Party and the PRC state have in implementing Central Committee and central government policies in measures in their vast, complex and surprisingly … Continue reading

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Rightist Memoir XXII: A Model Communist Murders His Wife

You can read the first thirty pages of my translation of Kong Lingping’s Blood Chronicle and links to previously posted installments of Kong’s memoir Blood Chronicles 血纪. Previous installment: Rightist Memoir XXI: The Privileged 8.3.3 The Model Communist Zhang Jianbo In 1969, a discipline and … Continue reading

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Rightist Memoir XX: Lin Biao’s Flight and Aftermath from Kong Lingping’s “Bloody Chronicles”

You can read the first thirty pages of my translation of Blood Chronicle and links to previous posted installments of Kong’s memoir Blood Chronicles 血纪 Previous installment: Rightist Memoir XIX: “The Execution of Chen Li” from Kong Lingping’s Bloody Chronicles 8.3.3   The Shock … Continue reading

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Rightist Memoir XIX: “The Execution of Chen Li” from Kong Lingping’s Bloody Chronicles

Excerpt from my translation from Kong Lingping’s Blood Chronicle. I knew Kong Lingping when I worked in Chengdu. The story of the political prisoner Chen Li who was executed at the beginning of Mao’s Cultural Revolution.  I am one third … Continue reading

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PRC Profs: Our Attitude Towards Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

This petition now circulating among Chinese academics on Chinese social media is being now censored by China’s Internet overseers. The official PRC attitude seems to be uncomfortable, quiet support reflected in its abstention at the United Nations Security Council and … Continue reading

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2011: Why We Need to Repent for the Cultural Revolution 为什么我们需要忏悔

Nanfeng Chuang in July had an article by Xuexi Shibao (Study Times)  Deng Yuwen :” Why We Need to Repent” discussing articles by former Red Guards deeply regretting the terrible things that they did, and remarking how very many people … Continue reading

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2022: Chinese Law Prof’s Lament and Encouragement

Tsinghua University Law Professor Lao Dongyan‘s article combines lamentations about the current trends in society and legal practice with a determination to keep up the fight for what seems the ever-more-distant goal of the rule of law in China. Professor … Continue reading

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A PLA Perspective on Civil Service Compensation and Military Retirement Options

Anonymous articles, apparently written from the perspective of a serving PLA officer on changes in the PRC civil service system, especially outside the capital, where the local authorities have the authority to set additional bonuses that can be set for … Continue reading

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